BY KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
Wed Jun 12, 2013 16:51 EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama Administration’s ongoing celebration of homosexual “Pride Month” has seemingly carried over into its ambassadorial nominations.
On monday, the president announced the nomination of Daniel Baer as ambassador to the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). If confirmed, Baer would be the first open homosexual to serve as ambassador to a multilateral institution.
Next on the list is HBO executive James Costos, who together with his boyfriend, decorator Michael Smith, fundraised over $1 million for President Obama’s re-election. He is expected to be named ambassador to Spain as early as this week.
After that, at least three more homosexuals are slated to be announced as ambassadorial picks, including former Office of Personnel Management director John Berry (Australia), former Democratic National Committee finance chairman and Obama fundraising director Rufus Gifford (Denmark), and hedge fund manager James “Wally” Brewster, a high-dollar Obama fundraiser whose assignment is as yet unknown.
If they are confirmed, the five openly gay ambassadors will join the three already appointed, bringing the total to eight.
Emily Heil of the Washington Post speculated that the rash of homosexual appointments is repayment for the massive role gay activists had in the president’s fundraising efforts, as well as on Election Day. Heil reported that a dozen members of Obama’s national finance team are openly homosexual, and said an argument could be made that gay Americans “handed Obama the election” by voting for him by a three-to-one margin.
While the Administration has yet to send an openly gay ambassador to a country that opposes homosexuality, in the wake of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11 of last year, it was widelyspeculated that murdered Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens may have been targeted by Muslim extremists because of suspicions he was gay.
In 2011, Ambassador Richard Hoagland outraged Pakistanis by hosting a gay pride celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, provoking protests in the conservative Muslim nation. At the time, a coalition of religious and political leaders, including Pakistan’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, released a statement condemning the U.S. government’s homosexual advocacy, calling it the “worst social and cultural terrorism against Pakistan.”
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry released a recorded message to all State Department employees celebrating the month of June as homosexual “Pride Month” and highlighting the department’s role in spreading homosexual acceptance throughout the globe, describing gay advocacy as “central” to the Obama Administration’s efforts overseas.